Arrowhead Hotshots 2014, Kings Canyon National Park  



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July 20, 2014

The crew has been reassigned to The Logging Unit complex of fires near Warm Springs in Central Oregon. 

Logging Unit Fires


Keep an eye on large fire activity here:  Daily National Sit Report (.pdf)


The Arrowhead Hotshots have selected and hired three new positions along with a detailed permanent position. Taylor Noles has officially been hired on as the new Operations Captain. Taylor has worked for the Craig Hotshots out of Craig Colorado and as a Boise Smoke Jumper during his last assignments. We have also added two new Senior Firefighters to the crew, Tyler Hurst and Rafael "Pappy" Torres. Both Tyler and Rafael have been on Arrowhead as crew members for a number of years. Adrian Encinia has accepted the detail into the 3rd Squad boss position known as the Logistics Squadie. We look forward to working with these safe, hard working firefighters this year.

Taylor Noles, Tyler Hurst, Raphael Torres


The National Park Service established its Interagency Hotshot Crew program in May of 1981, the Arrowhead Hotshot crew being one of the three crews formed at that time.  These three crews were the first non-Forest Service Hotshot crews established.  They were also the first Hotshot Crews to be funded by the Department of the Interior.  

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks has been the home unit for the Arrowhead Hotshots since the crew's inception.  The crew's work center is located in the Grant Grove district of Kings Canyon National Park, California.


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